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Apple Loses Another Patent Violation Lawsuit Against Qualcomm 

The war between Apple and Qualcomm continues, and this time the one celebrating the victory is the San Diego-based chipmaker.

 

The war between Apple and Qualcomm continues, and this time the one celebrating the victory is the San Diego-based chipmaker.

 

The court ruled against Apple, as the jury explains that the company violated three different patents and must pay a total of $31 million in damages. This is also the amount that Qualcomm was hoping to obtain as part of the legal dispute.

The lawsuit was started in 2017 by Qualcomm due to what it described as an infringement on three patents covering technology also used on an iPhone.

Qualcomm said Apple used its systems to allow a smartphone connect to the Internet after powering on, graphics processing and battery life, and traffic management features for the processor and modem.

The chipmaker was trying to obtain $1.41 per infringing iPhone, while Apple explained during the trial that one of its engineers, Arjuna Siva, was involved in the development of one patent that Qualcomm claimed it violated.Next legal battle in a monthWhile Apple lost this lawsuit, it’s expected the company would appeal the ruling. In a statement for Bloomberg, Cupertino accused Qualcomm of trying to switch the attention from what it describes as “larger issues,” all using such patent violation claims.

“Qualcomm's ongoing campaign of patent infringement claims is nothing more than an attempt to distract from the larger issues they face with investigations into their business practices in US federal court, and around the world,” Apple said.

Qualcomm, on the other hand, says the ruling is living proof that Apple used its technology without paying for it.

“Today's unanimous jury verdict is the latest victory in our worldwide patent litigation directed at holding Apple accountable for using our valuable technologies without paying for them,” Qualcomm general counsel Don Rosenberg explained. “The technologies invented by Qualcomm and others are what made it possible for Apple to enter the market and become so successful so quickly.”

Apple previously sued Qualcomm in a separate lawsuit, with the iPhone maker claiming its partner refused to pay no less than $1 billion in rebate payments. The two will appear in court in this case next month.
 
 
 
 
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